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November 11, 2009
Rosenheim Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Cemetery
Over 36,000 sunsets have taken place since the Rosenheim Cemetery was first used in 1909. Since that time 167 more tombstones have been put up—however some graves remain unmarked. Story on the 100th anniversary in this paper. ©Provost News Photo.
The Rosenheim Historical Society held a ceremony in St. Norbert’s Church on October 25, commemorating 100 years since the establishment of Rosenheim Cemetery. Numerous descendants and relatives of those interred in the cemetery attended the event.

While the first settlers arrived in Rosenheim district in 1906, the first burial was that of Francis Gande, a young boy who had died in 1909. Today there are 168 tombstones but there are many unmarked graves as well.

Rosenheim Cemetery holds many pioneers who migrated to Canada from the United States and Europe in the early part of the 20th century.  It includes victims of the Spanish Flu pandemic that claimed the lives of 50,000 Canadians from 1918 to 1920.

It tells the story of pioneer women who died in childbirth and of some victims of the Great Depression and World War II. It also tells the story of descendants of the pioneers who went on to serve in the church, as exemplified by Rev. Karl Raab.

Six of the graves are marked by decorative metal crosses crafted by the late Ambrose Steuerwald who lived in Primate, Sask. Alberta Historical Resources considers these crosses to be historically significant.

During the service, the audience stood for a one-minute reflection of all those interred in Rosenheim Cemetery.

Then a bronze plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of the cemetery and donated by the Rosenheim Historical Society was unveiled.

Complete story in November 11 edition of The Provost News.
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M.D. Considers One Out of 11 Public Works Building Proposals
The M.D. of Provost No. 52 has received 11 proposals from firms or people who have shown an interest in putting up a new public works facility near Provost to replace one that is full.

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Provost Grower Wins $25,000 from Dow AgroSciences, Turns Cash Over to Recreation Project
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: "What Does a Poppy Mean to You?"
. . . and we heard answers from Darren Kvigstad, Kathy Deering, Don Bouma, Rene Williams, Brent Deering and Wayne Wilkinson. Check out the November 11 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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